The leukergy test in rheumatic diseases. New implications for an old test

Shlomo Berliner, Moshe Abramovitz, Naam Kariv, Abraham Weinberger, Michael Yaron, Gad Lavie, Jacob Pinkhas, Moshe Aronson*

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Abstract

In order to assess the value of the leukergy test in which leukocytes aggregate in citrated whole blood, we examined 65 patients with various rheumatic conditions. In addition, plasma samples from 40 patients were examined for neutrophil aggregation activity in vitro. Results of the leukergy test were found to be in very good correlation with disease activity (P = 0.0001), whereas no increased neutrophil aggregation activity was found in the 40 plasma samples examined. The value of the leukergy test in assessing patients with rheumatic disease and its theoretical etiopathogenic role in these diseases are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)899-903
Number of pages5
JournalArthritis and Rheumatology
Volume28
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1985

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